Nick Andersen
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Club Name: Leicester Nirvana FC
Ground: 100 Sandhills Avenue
Address: Hamilton, Leicester,Leicestershire
Postcode: LE5 2DB
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Secretary: Zak Hajat
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Manager: Nick Andersen
Programme Editor: BooksIndesign
County Affiliation: Leicestershire & Rutland County FA
Year Formed: 2008
Record Attendance: 0
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Club History

Both clubs over the years had established their own identities at a local football level with Thurnby Rangers being one of the most successful senior sides in the early years 2001/02/03. Leicester Nirvana have not had a senior side for over 15 years but have an outstanding reputation at mini, junior and youth football levels both locally and Nationally. Over the past period they have contributed to the development of players with to date 8 professionals playing at pro clubs and approximately 15 youths at academies across the country, who have been through the clubs youth system, an outstanding return. In the build up to the football season 2008-09 Thurnby Rangers and Leicester Nirvana initiated a conversation relating to the possibility of the two clubs merging to create what is today Thurnby Nirvana football club. The decision to merge was reached 7days before the season kicked off which left us scrambling to sign 15 players and get a team ready for the first fixture. Thankfully with the hard work of many individuals and a new merged management committee, we managed to field a team and finish in a very respectable 5th place. Considering our initiation to senior league football and the steep learning curve relating to the entire off field responsibility, as a club we were pleased with our return, although as a club first is always our goal.

The club is also proud to represent a very diverse population from across all cultures within the city. We have taken two clubs with different histories, backgrounds and created a club that represents the communities in which we live today, a great achievement whilst striving for football success. Season 09/10 started with more optimism, we had time to plan and prepare a good pre season programme with many new players being attracted to the club given our total football style of play. Again with both the on and off field learning curves we finished a respectable 3rd in only our second season involved in adult football. We, as a club applied to the East Midland Counties League for promotion and after an extremely eventful summer and an enormous amount of effort and work behind the scenes secured a place at step 6 of the National league system.

The 2010/11 season was a new chapter in the clubs history, competing in the East Midlands Counties league at Step 6 for the first time. The club firmly established themselves at this level with a respectable 9th place finish in the league, which was a good return with a young and somewhat inexperienced squad with an average age of 23. The season also saw defeat in the County Cup final but was topped off with success in the East Midlands Counties League Cup with an excellent 4-2 victory over Holbrook Sports.

The 2011/2012 season was another learning curve for the club, competing in The FA Cup for the first time. The season looked rather promising at the start after an explosive start and a memorable scalp of St Neots Town in the FA Cup, however inconsistency led to a 7th place finish in the league.

The 2012/13 season proved to be another exciting chapter in the short history of the club. Once again The FA Cup brought excitement with great victories over Lincoln Moorlands and Lincoln United in the Preliminary rounds, however we again we fell at the 1st Qualifying round losing to Gresley FC in a replay. In terms of the league, this season was our best to date, an incredible run from December, which included 19 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats ensured a 3rd place finish.

The 2013/14 season highlighted the clubs continued hard work and endeavour. We believe in a football philosophy of playing total football whilst providing an internal pathway for the club?s youngsters to play in the semi pro national league system. The club this season managed to secure the championships (East Midlands Counties League, step 6) only losing 3 league games along the way, with some fantastic memories and performances to reflects on. We have again defied the ?norm? and with the co-ordinated hard work both on and off the pitch have again achieved a great feat.

Going forward the club in football history terms is still very immature but with a great thirst and desire to keep moving onwards and upwards. In a short period the club has secured 2 promotions and continues to climb the ladder of the non-league pyramid. With no budget, sparse resources the club continues to deliver and is without doubt one of the top sides in the county.

Looking forward the club is hopeful we can continue to grow at its current pace and who knows in a short period of time we may be playing our trade at the very top of the National league system knocking on the door of the football league.

The beauty of football and the reason we all love it is, you never know!

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Ground: 100 Sandhills Avenue
Address: Hamilton, Leicester,Leicestershire
Postcode: LE5 2DB
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